Capoeira Martial Arts Street Performance – In this video Capoeira street performers show their skills in Barcelona.
Capoeira is a Brazilian art form that contains fighting, dancing, and perfectly timed rhythm and movement. This Brazilian martial art combines acrobatics, elements of dance, and quick movements. Dating back to the 16th century it is practiced around the world and makes for a very entertaining and impressive activity to watch.
The training for Capoeira as a martial art is a mix of combat and self defense. The movements consist of highly mobile techniques that utilize speed, power,and leverage. These highly mobile techniques are made up of spins, kicks and acrobatic techniques. Capoeira is a fast and versatile martial art that usually favors one who is outnumbered or at a disadvantage during a fight.